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troppo

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ok just tonight i have found that my c: drive is full
here is some background, i have two 120Gb hard drives they are both partitioned twice
disk #1
1st partition
windows operating system (50Gb's)
2nd partiton
applications (64gb's)

disk #2
1st partiton
documents (74Gb's)
2nd partiton
backup (40gb's)

now tonight i just realised that my c drive is extramly full out of 50 Gb's i only have 688Mb's left omg
thats not even large enough for the paging file!

i have noticed latly that my computer is running slow and i think this is the problem!
i use the pc for dvd editing and no wonder it is slow

now as you have probably figured out from above that i try to save as much as i can on other partitons so that the c: drive doesnt get full
but what could be causeing this an operating system should take up 50Gb's
any help would be apreciated or is this a normal thing for the c: drive to get this full?
should i extend or resize this partition

thankyou
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Have you tried to free up space by running a disk cleanup/ emptying the recycle bin and if u run Norton, delete files in Norton protected. Also uninstall programs u dont need and burn whtever u can onto Cds, like music , pic files etc. Restore points also take up space. After this run a chkdsk and defragment the drive. This will help free up space, how much is to be seen.
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I'm agree with "dagger".Also try using third party disk cleaning utility to remove junk files from hard disk. Do check for System Restore checkpoints, as they use to take up lot of spaces on hard drive. I would recommend you to remove all previous checkpoints except the last one. You can do via hard disk property page.

Right click hard disk - properties - disk cleanup, to open disk cleanup window. Now select "more option" tab and move to section captioned system restore and click "clean up" button and you're done.

If all these won't work, then there's a possibilty of any malware or virus infecting your system. Try scanning your hard drive using any antivirus with latest update.

Hope this might work. :tazz:
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thankyou for your input but really should an operating system be taking up 50 gbs i install as much as i can of the cdrive and i save all of our documents in a seperate drive i have resized partion twice it just seems strange but i will defiatly delete old backups

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Run Ccleaner to clean up your temp folders, run chkdsk just in case there's a problem with the file indexes.
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